The school’s Positive Behavior Support Project committee, led by teachers Tanya Humes and Amy DeLaney, planned year-long incentives to reinforce appropriate student behavior.
“People sometimes forget that in high school you take final exams,” said Gretchen Pikus, a teacher at MHS. “Our students are coming down to the last few days of school and it’s stressful. So Tanya and Amy had the idea there would be a social at the end of the year to recognize that hard work pays off.”
Milford High’s end of the school year celebration on Friday, June 10, included sports events, color wars, a DJ and a dunking booth. Food trucks, coffee vendors and other snacks were available. Students entered raffles for electronic giveaways and gift cards.
Students from the ninth, 10th and 11th grades participated in the event as the school’s seniors had already left for the year.
According to Pikus, none of this would have been possible without the giving spirit and financial donations of Milford’s community businesses.
“Students at Milford High are the future community and recognizing their efforts would not have been possible without the local support,” she said.
“The community support is truly inspiring and makes me feel very proud to live in Milford,” Humes said.